Longing for an Ideal
Hyo Jin Moon
Belvedere, Tarrytown, NY USA
January, 29, 1989
Unofficial Notes from 6:00 am Speech
I'm sure that those of you who are Blessed and have families are concerned and thinking what can I leave to my family? Before we talk about a providential level of restoration, we have to face this question on the personal level. I am sure that you have given it deep thought. You want to leave something for your children greater than just personal joy and achievement. In this world many people do not even believe in having families nor do they see the significance of it. So for us this is a great challenge this is the task we face.
If something is given on this earth, there is a force of life contained within it. We must start with a seed, but we need some content to follow to bring about the ideal, so let's discuss this today.
Historically, mankind longed for an ideal all throughout time. Even now people are not satisfied with what they have, but are longing for more. Why do they feel that way? Because man fell from grace and departed from Heavenly Fathers ideal. Man was to fulfill God's ideal. There should have been an inseparable bond, that kind of relationship with God. So fallen mankind still longs for this, a return to the ideal. No matter what we have we will always lack something inside unless we realize that God is alive and we believe in a substantial relationship with Him. Our longing and searching ends from that moment. We need to ask ourselves, "Am I still longing and searching?" If we are it means that we have nothing to give to our children.
Throughout history man has betrayed God and has taken Gods name in vain. Atheism exists as well as many other Godless-isms, but Heavenly Father has never changed. His desire to save mankind has never changed. We believe that perfection is a feeling of being almost machine-like, automated, with no life. That is our predominant thinking. Through history man has cursed God, but God never gave up loving mankind. There was never even one moment of hesitation on His part. He has invested everything, that is the example of a truly perfected being.
In order for you to give something to your children- the only way that they will not wander is if they see their parents living that same way. That is the only way to set them free. If you do not measure up to the standard of God, you cannot succeed. The love you feel for your children will last forever, it will never go away. From the first moment you hold your child until the time it dies and goes back to the earth, your love for it will never end.
The first thing we have to do is to know ourselves. We have to believe that we have inherited the historical failures. We must believe in Heavenly Fathers heart of love and restoration, that Heavenly Father is trying to save mankind and bring us back to the origin. You already know how this can be accomplished. God alone cannot accomplish this, but you man and woman can bring God's ideal to fruition. We have inherited this responsibility because it has gone on unfulfilled. We need to have the love and consciousness to take responsibility. We need to say " I will not leave this burden to my children, but I will take on this great task." That is the only way to bring about the ideal of True Father.
If 1,000 people in the New York area gave just one hour a week to the church that would be 52,000 hours a year, or if each one gave ten hours a week, that is 520,000 man hours in one year! You might say that we lack power or time, but in Heavenly Father's eyes that is not true. You are being irresponsible. Your responsibility is to bring an end to this suffering. We must restore America, Korea, Japan and the world. You have to take initiative, just as Father has done all throughout his life. That is why Father is here, you believe in that.
People in the past sacrificed everything looking for the truth and for an ideal, but we are the ones who are here. We say we have found the truth, that this is the truth. Our longing and searching ends here! You must give! Once you have something you must give!
What does principle tell you? How does give and take work? Did you really think about that? If you believe you have found something, then give back for the sake of true love. You have not been giving, that's why nothing is happening. You are still selfish, struggling within yourself. Time will not wait for you to grow